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Oslo Electro Night (live in london)
November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
From Oslo, Norway, live electro/techno/acidic dance muzik by:
@ 10pm = Espen T. Hangård – https://hangard.bandcamp.com/
@ 9pm = Robomatic – https://www.facebook.com/robomatic101/
@ 8pm = Carsten Aniksdal – https://soundcloud.com/fastforwardeatsthetape
@ 7pm = Justin Paton (uk) – https://soundcloud.com/justin-paton-701990060
+ D.J. VLR – https://soundcloud.com/vlr
£6 on the door.
VLR, aka Livar Særheim, has released several mix-tapes on the Sheffield label Central Processing Unit and the mini-album “Urð, Profandi & Skuld” at Occult Research. He has also played under the direction of Skam and Tabernacle Records. VLR plays top-class electro, sliding from Detroit to new wave and back with some unexpected detours along the way.
Espen T. Hangård
Through his work as guitarist and vocalist in the Norwegian bands Noplacetohide and KILLL (with Martin Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist), and more recently in bands such as Diskord and Altaar, Espen T. Hangård has shown an enduring devotion to experimentation and genre defiance. Since the recording debut in 1995 he has participated on a string of releases and played venues like Berlin’s Berghain, Amsterdam’s Paradiso and the Roskilde Festival.
The last ten years Hangård has been working solo, producing
electronic music dominated by synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers. His first two releases, the electro tinged LPs “Primær” and “Elementær”, saw the light in late 2018 and early 2019, and next up is his Blitzkrieg Baby remix on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, alongside Ancient Methods and others.
While Robin Crafoord (Robin, Robo, Robomatic) grew up in Gothenburg, he has spent the last 20+ years living in Oslo, where he has left an undeniable mark on Norwegian music. As one half of Trulz & Robin he has released several albums and EPs on labels such as Cymasonic and Full Pupp, and performed live on the biggest Scandinavian festivals, like Roskilde, Øya and Quart. Robin is also a fantastic DJ, and through club concepts like Heartattack, Elektro Romantik and Sync he has supplied the Oslo scene with experimental and danceable music for two decades. His solo project Robomatic branches off from Trulz & Robin, with a focus on immediate and precise Electro.
Carsten Aniksdal works as a photographer, director and musician in Oslo. He has been producing electronic music for years under the name Fast Forward Eats The Tape, as well as in the bands Safehouses on Fire (with Rudi Simmons), Fake Skies (with James Welburn) and Lysmord (with Steinar E. Rossing). Carsten’s music often samples sounds from films and these samples are abstracted to form a backdrop for the music. In 2016 he released the VHS album “Victor HR-3300” (OM Records), a beat-based homage to the 80s aesthetic and the VHS format in itself, which was phased out in 2016. Aniksdal’s latest project performs live techno music on drum machines, samplers and synthesizers.
“Hi, I’m Justin Paton. I love and make Acid House influenced electronic music, using only hardware. No laptop involvement!
I first heard Acid House whilst parked outside a Portsmouth nightclub in 1988. A tape was put on and out came Phutures’ ‘We Are Phuture’ and that was it for me!
The special sound I loved came from a small synthesiser called the Roland TB303 and I wanted one.
26 years later, I got one & found that I could make and improvise Acid House live, so now I play out as often as possible.
I’ve released a double vinyl 12″ album, called ‘My Acid House’, on Mottomotto Records & a bunch of download albums, mostly on Beauty & Disgust Records and one, ‘Acid, Acid Azarak’ on Freaksville Records.
I also have a digital EP being released by Stridente Records on the twenty first of December entitled ‘Five Strident Acids'”
Supported by Music Norway and Kulturrådet.
TUBE (all 24 hour night tube) – Manor House / Seven Sisters / Finsbury Park
RAIL – Stamford Hill / Harringay / Seven Sisters
BUS – 253 / N253 / 254 / 279 / N279 / 29 / N29 / 141 / 341